A spellbinding, eerily unsettling collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin, author of Fever Dream
Mouthful of Birds is the award-winning collection by Samanta Schweblin, critically acclaimed author of Fever Dream. Unearthly and unexpected, these stories burrow their way into your psyche with the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark takes on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing and blurring the line between the real and the strange.
With her hallmark style, made popular by Fever Dream hailed as terrifying and brilliant...dangerously addictive by the Guardian Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection.
'In this slim and superb book, Schweblin takes on the desire to love, to parent, and to care for one's own body - hardly extraordinary themes - and invests them with a fresh poignancy.'(Vogue, Most Anticipated Books of 2019)
'Impressive...Schweblin is among the most acclaimed Spanish-language writers of her generation.'(New York Times)
The Grimm brothers and Franz Kafka pay a visit to Argentina in Samanta Schweblin's darkly humorous tales of people who have slipped through cracks or fallen down holes into alternate realities.(J.M. Coetzee)
The author of the magnetic, scalp-prickling Fever Dream returns with stories as Gothic and incantatory as a telltale heart- virtuoso fiction from Argentina's own Edgar Allen-Poe.(Oprah Magazine)
At once fantastically out there and real to the point of being haunting.(Vanity Fair)
Schweblin's imagination seemingly knows no bounds.(Refinery29.com)
'If you were a fan of Fever Dream, Schweblin s Man Booker International Prize-shortlisted nightmarish novella, brace yourself for this similarly surreal unearthly and unsettling collection of short stories. If you re a stranger to her work, take JM Coetzee s word for it: The Grimm Brothers and Franz Kafka pay a visit to Argentina in Samanta Schweblin s darkly humorous tales of people who have slipped through the cracks or fallen down holes into alternative realities .(Huffington Post India)
Schweblin once again deplys a heavy dose of nightmare fuel in this frightening, addictive collection... Canny, provocative and profoundly unsettling.--(Publishers Weekly (starred review))
Schweblin builds dense and uncanny worlds, proing the psychology of human relationships and the ways we perceive existence and interpret culture, with dark humour and sharp teeth... An unquestionably imaginative author.--(Kirkus Review)
Samanta has a unique, inventive voice, and her stories have this ability to veer off into strange and unexpected territories with sublime grace. I admire and envy this gift.--(Daniel Alarcón, author of At Night We Walk in Circles)